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The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The Guru in South Asia: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives by Jacob Copeman

This book provides a set of fresh and compelling interdisciplinary approaches to the enduring phenomenon of the guru in South Asia. Moving across different gurus and kinds of gurus, and between past and present, the chapters call attention to the extraordinary scope and richness of the social lives and roles of South Asian gurus. Prevailing scholarship has rightly considered the guru to be a source of religious and philosophical knowledge and mystical bodily practices. This book goes further and considers the social engagements and entanglements of these spiritual leaders, not just on their...

Jacob Copeman1 Jul 2012$155.00

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Veins of Devotion: Blood Donation and Religious Experience in North India. Studies in Medical Anthropology.

Veins of Devotion: Blood Donation and Religious Experience in North India. Studies in Medical Anthropology. by Jacob CopemanVeins of Devotion tells the story of recent remarkable collaborations between guru-led devotional movements and public health campaigns to encourage voluntary blood donation in northern India. Focusing primarily on Delhi, Jacob Copeman carefully situates blood donation practices within the context of religious gift-giving, sacrifice, caste, kinship, and nationalism. The book analyzes the operations of several high-profile religious orders that organize large-scale public blood-giving events and argues that blood donation has become a site not only of frenetic competition between different devotional...
Jacob Copeman26 Jun 2009$23.00

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